The Rise of Online Learning in APAC Driving Innovation in Edtech Sector

Education Technology Insights | Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Technology has become a lifeline that is enabling teaching and learning between educators and students today.

FREMONT, CA: In the last couple of years, the concept of traditional education has drastically changed. Students are accessing high-quality educational content wherever and whenever they want with the help of online learning portals. Being physically present in a classroom is no longer a necessity. The covid-19 pandemic accelerated this adoption of online learning, and educators are now witnessing the enormous potential of online learning. They reckon that the biggest challenge to successfully conducting an online class is not the lack of technology access but the low use of available solutions and social challenges that are rising from extended periods of remote learning.

Technology has become like a lifeline that is enabling teaching and learning between educators and students today. Despite the challenges that were faced by students last year, they were able to remain resilient and adapt to the changing learning environment due to the support they had from online learning solutions. Across the Asia Pacific, more than 80% of the students increased the use of technology last year, while 68% of students spent more money on the same. Despite the mixed reviews of students regarding their online classes, the majority of them benefited from the new learning methods. Online education provided students the flexibility to learn at their own pace and interact with their teachers. Considering that the internet is a vast space, a growing number of universities and educational institutions are offering online programs for various disciplines, which students can enroll in whenever and wherever they want. Online learning also enabled several educators to customize the student learning experience. They were taught from several ebooks, videos, and photos and integrated other learning formats such as forums and discussions to improve learning. Since the benefits of online learning are countless, it is expected that the innovation in APAC's Edtech industry will continue, and students will gain access to broader and high-quality educational content.

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